In the works of J.R.R. Tolkien Lissuin is a sweet-smelling flower from Tol Eressëa, “whose fragrance brings heart’s ease.” Elves brought the flowers to Númenor for the wedding celebrations of Aldarion and Erendis.
The jumper (US ‘sweater’) is knitted seamlessly in the round from the bottom up with raglan shaping at the yoke and a steeked sweetheart neckline. Thus purling in the colourwork pattern is entirely avoided. Combined with spit splicing this construction method also creates very
few ends to weave in. The PDF links to various online tutorials for the special techniques involved.
The pattern is graded for knitting jumpers in ten sizes, from 32 to 50 inch chest circumferences. When finished the jumper has one inch of positive ease at the chest.
Needles used are 3mm/US 2½ circulars in 60cm/24″, 80cm/32″, and 100cm/40″ lengths, or size required to get the required tension/gauge of 32 stitches and 40 rounds = 10cm/4″ in k3p1 corrugated ribbing/stranded pattern. An 80cm/32″ 2.75mm/US 2 circular is also required for the neck edging.
The yarn used for the pictured sample is Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, a 4ply/fingering weight wool yarn that comes in a wide variety of colours. The table below shows the number of 25g balls required in each colour according to the size of jumper.
Although this original design is inspired by the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, the pattern is not official or licensed merchandise and should not be perceived as such.
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